World October 2, 2023 | 1:52 pm

Kenya aims to disarm thugs and gangs in Haiti

Santo Domingo.- Kenya is preparing to deploy its forces to Haiti by no later than January 2024 in an intervention aimed at disarming criminal gangs.

In an interview with the BBC, Kenya’s Foreign Minister, Alfred Mutua, stated that the mission’s mandate is to ensure the suppression of gangs and to establish peace, security, and control in Haiti. They are currently awaiting a United Nations (UN) resolution to officially enter Haiti. Such an intervention requires a UN mandate, particularly when it involves security operations.

Initially, Kenya had sent an assessment team to Haiti with the intention of deploying a static force to maintain order. However, Mutua clarified that the mission has evolved into an intervention force with the responsibility of disarming criminal gangs.

Mutua also revealed that a recent survey showed that 80% of Haitians are in favor of Kenya’s intervention. The gangs in Haiti are motivated by financial interests and have supporters who profit from the instability in the country.

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution authorizing the deployment of an international force to Haiti for one year. This force is intended to help combat the increasing gang violence in Haiti and restore security, facilitating the long-delayed presidential election in the Caribbean nation.

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October 2, 2023 9:23 pm

UN authorizes Haiti security mission to fight gangs…Russia and China abstained…

Dave Lopes
October 3, 2023 1:32 am

And this will fail just like the previous US backed interventions. Putting a black “coon” face on it by using africans won’t matter.

October 3, 2023 7:16 am

I hope that their brief is a bit wider than simply disarming the gangs. The gang members do not have the money to buy these guns so much of the trouble is being financed by others who must have a motive for causing such violence and these people must be traced down. I do not know if the financiers of the gangs are drug related or if they are rich people trying to gain control of the Haitian economy. Or is another country ,such as Russia involved because this follows a pattern of West African countries who have Russian guns. It is imperative that the gangs are destroyed from the very top to the bottom.

Dave Lopes
October 3, 2023 10:40 pm
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Russia????? lol…lol Haitians love Russia and China.